Join us before* the general meetings to participate in a Writers Table. These are short (40 minutes or so) informational or practice session on the craft of writing. Hosted by Mt. Diablo members, these sessions cover many topics of interest to writers.
*For schedules of specific meetings, see the Current Meeting page.
May 8 – Nancy Branka: Writing Tech Tools for Authors
Beyond Scrivener: A Basket of Emerging Tech Resources for Writers
There are a number of new tools (and a few that have been around for awhile) that have been found to be really helpful in the writing process (and fun to try out!
Categories could include:
- Dictation/transcription, like Otter AI
- Research/note-taking, like Roam Research
- Worldbuilding, like Campfire Technology
- Cover design, like 99 Designs
- Writing AI, like GPT-3
- Voice cloning for narration, like DeepZen
- Getting more from your reading, like Readwise
Upcoming Writers Tables for 2020-2021
June 12 – Karen Stephen: Creation and Value of Book Trailers
Postponed due to cancelled meeting – Action Verbs: Add Zest to Your Writing
Presented by Al Garrotto
Exploring the pros and cons of verb forms…
Abundant evidence suggests exists that some of the biggest selling books today contain hundreds of “to be” forms. We’ll look at these exceptions, then make a case for the use of power verbs.
Al will share how the use of power verbs can greatly enhance the quality of your writing
Have an idea for a topic you’d like to see? Can you lead a session to share your own tips and knowledge? Let us know! Click here to view past topics.